Calling All Entries for the Textile Parade!

Posted By Web Manager on January 31, 2013

A friend of mine recently commented that she looks forward to conference because, for her, the benefits come in interaction with other fiber folks.  Since this is true for her, then I suspect it may be true for many other attendees.  The Textile Parade idea was hatched so that everyone can show off their special … » Read the Rest » …

Backstrap Weaving with Laverne Waddington

Posted By BPaulsen on January 31, 2013

Black Sheep Handweavers Guild presents: Backstrap Weaving with Laverne Waddington APRIL 19th – 21st, 2013, Menlo Park, California One of the more miraculous benefits of crafts such as backstrap weaving is that it soothes our neurons. Not only are we making something unique, beautiful and long-lasting, but as we sink into letting our fingers learn … » Read the Rest » …

Loom & Shuttle Meeting Feb 2

Posted By DLaVallee on January 27, 2013

John Edmark, professor at Stanford University will speak at the Feb 2 meeting of the Loom & Shuttle guild.  His talk is entitled:  Optical Color Mixing for Weavers. The Guild meets from 9:45 – noon at: St John’s United Church of Christ 501 Laguna Honda Blvd San Francisco, CA 94124 A study group on “Weaving … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES – Getting Ready for the Felted Shot-Put Throw

Posted By Web Manager on January 23, 2013

This year’s Textile Olympics is a great way to show off your shuttle throwing muscles.  A special Textile Olympic event has been designed with medals awarded for the longest three throws of a three pound felted weight.  I don’t think your best underhand throw is going to cut the mustard here.  Try watching this video to get … » Read the Rest » …

CNCH 2013 Scholarship Winners

Posted By JAnderson on January 15, 2013

The CNCH Advisory Board is pleased to announce the scholarship winners for CNCH 2013. The scholarship is not need based and one is awarded to a person in each of the five areas. The scholarship covers full registration at the conference. Events occur at each conference to raise funds for the next conference and you … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES – Cardboard Pin Loom

Posted By Web Manager on January 12, 2013

Looking for portable weaving projects? Maybe the Cardboard Pin Loom is what you are looking for. Julie Barbic’s class can get you beyond the basics and into weaving small bags, tapestries and more.  (See the photos for some little pouches done on pin looms.)  Julie will have lots of pin looms available. Some will already … » Read the Rest » …

Peggy Osterkamp at the Room Fine Art Gallery

Posted By Web Manager on January 8, 2013

Official opening is tonight, January 8 6pm-8pm! Show lasts through the month of January. Room Art Gallery is proud to present our first show for the New Year, Artist/weaver, Peggy Osterkamp. Peggy Osterkamp has been known nationally for her teaching and instructional books about the art and techniques of weaving for 30 years. Few people … » Read the Rest » …

TEXTILE * GAMES – Marilyn Moore

Posted By Web Manager on January 4, 2013

Marilyn Moore is known for her twining with wire and blending color using fine wire as a twining material. Once you have mastered the earrings in her introductory class at CNCH 2013, you will have the skills necessary to work on more advanced projects. For the conference class, Marilyn prepares the spokes for you so … » Read the Rest » …